Travelers
Open call
Contributions /

Joanna Piotrowska
Frantic

Testi /Texts: Anouchka Grose, Sara De Chiara, Pier Paolo Tamburelli
108 pages, B/W
21×27 cm
Graphic Design: Julia julia.uk.com
Hardcover
€ 30.00
English
ISBN 978-88-99385-35-4

Buy



Joanna Piotrowska’s FRANTIC brings together black and white photographs, taken in 2016 in Lisbon and later in London, Warsaw and Rio de Janeiro. The series features shelters with their inhabitants as well as shelters photographed on their own. The initial idea for the project comes from the common children’s game in which they build a shelter, a tent, a bunker or a house within their own domestic space. The process of triggering the situation in which adults build such protective, temporary shelters is as important for Piotrowska as the final photographic outcome. The project is inspired by homeless people’s temporary constructions and by the general notion of home and the very fragility of the domestic sphere. The starting point for dwelling on this game and transposing it into the adult world was the artist’s fascination with those shelters being always built inside a home, as if the domestic space itself did not provide enough protection from the outside world. The book includes a text by the psychoanalyst Anouchka Grose, one by the curator Sara De Chiara and one by the architect Pier Paolo Tamburelli.

Joanna Piotrowska lives and works in London. Selected forthcoming and recent exhibitions include Being: New Photography 2018, MoMA, New York, USA (March 2018); LASALLE, Singapore (November 2017); GAUDIOPOLIS, Off-Biennale, Budapest, Hungary (September 2017); Art Basel, Statements with Galeria Dawid Radziszewski, Basel, Switzerland (June 2017); These Rotten Words, Chapter Arts Centre Gallery, Cardiff, UK (March – June 2017); Room, Sadie Coles, London, UK and Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK (May – June 2017); Give Me Yesterday, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy (December 2016 – April 2017); Frantic, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal (September 2016); Hester, Southard Reid, London, UK (February 2015); Jerwood/Photoworks Awards Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London, UK (November – December 2015); s.w.a.l.k, Project Space, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (September – January 2015); What’s love has to do with it, Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (July – September 2014); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK and Spike Island, Bristol, UK (September – November 2013); Family Politics, Jerwood Space, London, UK (November – December 2013). She has published Frowst (Mack, 2014).

.

FRANTIC di Joanna Piotrowska è una raccolta di fotografie in bianco e nero, scattate nel 2016 a Lisbona e successivamente a Londra, Varsavia e Rio de Janeiro. La serie ritrae diversi rifugi – alcuni abitati, altri vuoti – costruiti all’interno di spazi domestici. Il progetto si ispira al gioco, comune tra i bambini, di costruirsi una capanna, una tenda, un nascondiglio, una casa. Generare la situazione che conduce gli adulti a costruire i propri rifugi, sicuri ma provvisori, è importante per Piotrowska quanto l’esito fotografico finale. La traslazione di questo gioco nel mondo degli adulti evidenzia come queste architetture effimere vengano sempre costruite in ambienti familiari, come se questi ultimi non garantissero sufficiente protezione. La fragilità del concetto di ‘casa’, così come le costruzioni temporanee dei senzatetto, sono i riferimenti fondamentali di questo progetto. Il volume contiene i testi della psicanalista Anouchka Grose, della curatrice Sara De Chiara e dell’architetto Pier Paolo Tamburelli.

.

Joanna Piotrowska vive e lavora a Londra. Alcune tra le sue mostre passate e prossime includono: Being: New Photography 2018, MoMA, New York, USA (Marzo 2018); LASALLE, Singapore (Novembre 2017); GAUDIOPOLIS, Off-Biennale, Budapest, Hungary (Settembre 2017); Art Basel, con Galleria Dawid Radziszewski, Basilea, Svizzera (Giugno 2017); These Rotten Words, Chapter Arts Centre Gallery, Cardiff, UK (Marzo – Giugno 2017); Room, Sadie Coles, Londra, UK e Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK (Maggio – Giugno 2017); Give Me Yesterday, Fondazione Prada, Milano, Italia (Dicembre 2016 – Aprile 2017); Frantic, Galleria Madragoa, Lisbona, Portogallo (Settembre 2016); Hester, Southard Reid, Londra, UK (Febbraio 2015); Jerwood/Photoworks Awards Exhibition, Jerwood Space, Londra, UK (Novembre – Dicembre 2015); s.w.a.l.k, Project Space, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (Settembre – Gennaio 2015); What’s love has to do with it, Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (Luglio – Settembre 2014); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Londra, UK e Spike Island, Bristol, UK (Settembre – Novembre 2013); Family Politics, Jerwood Space, Londra, UK (Novembre – Dicembre 2013). Ha pubblicato Frowst (Mack, 2014).